Hamas urges Arab, Muslim support for Palestinian resistance

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Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed that plans to integrate the Israeli occupation into the region through military and security alliances are "very dangerous" as they harm Palestine and serve the Israeli occupation only. 

Speaking at the Islamic National Conference held in Beirut, Haniyeh called for endorsing resistance as a strategic option to confront all schemes aimed at liquidating the Arab and Muslim issues, above all the Palestinian cause.    

The Palestinian resistance is in need of political, financial, and military support from the Arab and Muslim world, Haniyeh pointed out. 

'Serious challenges'  

Haniyeh explained that the challenges facing the Palestinian people and their cause and the Arab and Muslim world are far more dangerous than those posed around the time when this conference was first held in 2000.  

The dangers threatening the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem have gone far beyond attempts by the Israeli occupation to impose its sovereignty over the holy city and divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque temporally and spatially, Haniyeh noted.     

Global changes 

Calling for restoring the Arab joint action in support of the Palestinian cause, Haniyeh demonstrated that the Russia-Ukraine war would have consequences on the world stage. 

Haniyeh urged all segments of the Arab and Muslim world to engage in a genuine dialogue to agree on a comprehensive vision to protect itself and fend off any forthcoming assault.  

The Hamas chief reaffirmed Lebanon's right to defend its natural resources and protect its rights. 

"The Israeli occupation has no right to any inch of Palestine or any Arab country and its resources," Haniyeh stressed.


Ismail Haniyeh

Ismail Haniyeh is the current head of Hamas’s Political Bureau and a former Palestinian prime minister. Preceded by Khaled...